Snowshoe hiking & winter walking

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The hiking paradise of Sölden also has a marvelous winter season: 49.5 km of cleared, signposted winter hiking trails take walkers straight through snow-covered forests, white meadows and along Ötztaler Ache mountain brook. Adventure-seeking vacationers grab their snowshoes and listen to the crunching snow under their feet while lively Sölden disappears in the background. Trudging  through the untouched white either on your own or accompanied by a local guide you will take new insights on the way to rustic mountain huts.

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Schweinfurter Hut - Winnebachseehut

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2000 2500 3000 3500 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 Kleinhorlachalm Schweinfurterhütte Zwieselbach Alm

difficult
16.3 km
6:00 h
1331 m
509 m

From Niederthai towards Schweinfurter Hütte and uphill across Zwieselbachtal valley. Keep to Zwieselbach glacier before you reach the ridgge, crossing the tiring stone area.

The highest point of the tour is Zwieselbachjoch at 2.868 m. After the ridge you continue downhill (steep!) on gravel fields to Winnebachkar cirque and further on to Winnebachseehütte.

Difficulty
difficult
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Altitude
2872 m
1541 m
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Rest Stop

Schweinfurterhütte
Kleinhorlachalm
Winnebachseehütte
Zwieselbach Alm

Equipment

It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and possibly gloves. It is also important to have enough food, as well as a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.

Tips, hints and links

More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern 

Start

Schweinfurter Hut (1540 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.128279 N 10.967939 E
UTM
32T 649253 5221298

Destination

Winnebachseehut

Turn-by-turn directions

From Niederthai towards Schweinfurter Hütte and uphill across Zwieselbachtal valley. Keep to Zwieselbach glacier before you reach the ridgge, crossing the tiring stone area.

The highest point of the tour is Zwieselbachjoch at 2.868 m. After the ridge you continue downhill (steep!) on gravel fields to Winnebachkar cirque and further on to Winnebachseehütte.

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

 

Getting there

Niederthai is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps

 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Niederthai:
  • Parking Sennhof, payable from 07:00 to 18:30
  • Ortsweiler Lehen (football pitch), free
  • Ortsweiler plate floor, free of charge

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
16.3 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
1331 m
Descent
509 m
Tour route Nice views With refreshment stops

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